For some of you, as soon as you read the title of today’s post you automatically concluded this couldn’t possibly apply to you. Although this post discusses pregnancy, it applies to males and females alike. I encourage you to read on.
Have you ever asked yourself “Why am I here?” What’s my purpose? Each of us has an innate desire for our lives to have meaning. If you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your life has meaning, and God has a purpose and plan for your life. There’s a kingdom assignment you’re destined to fulfill. You are pregnant with purpose.
While a woman’s biological clock eventually stops ticking at some point, upon salvation, her spiritual clock runs throughout the course of her life. Some of you may still be thinking this post doesn’t apply to you. In God’s eyes, you’re never too young, too old or the wrong gender to give birth. Regardless of age, gender or position in life, God wants to continually birth things through you until He calls you home to glory. It’s meant to be a continuous cycle of conception, gestation and birthing. Unlike in the natural realm where a woman only has one pregnancy at a time, in the spiritual realm you can have multiple conceptions, multiple gestations and multiple births going on simultaneously. For example, in one area of your life you conceived a solution to a problem. In another area you have a business strategy in the gestation phase. While these things are going on, you’re in the process of giving birth to an innovative concept in yet another area. You can have a multiplicity of conceptions, gestations, and births underway all at once.
In our text, the Angel Gabriel visits Mary and says, “Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women…And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus” (Luke1:28-31). Mary had a startled reaction. She was troubled at the angel’s greeting. Mary saw herself as an ordinary peasant girl. She wasn’t used to being greeted in such a manner. Who was she to be called to something so great? Gabriel spoke prophetically over Mary’s life. His words challenged Mary’s perception and truth about herself. What she would birth would have a lasting impact. She had to trust God’s Word to get her through the overwhelming social pressures, pain and frustrations she would experience. Mary had the courage to say yes with all the challenges, uncertainties and impossibilities her kingdom assignment would present.
Like Mary, we don’t think we have what it takes (money, connections, looks, education, smarts, etc.) to accomplish great things for God. However, God is in the habit of choosing the least likely people to accomplish great things in His Kingdom. God has spoken a Word over your life. He has covenanted within Himself that you will birth the greatness He’s sown into you. John 15:16 says, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.” When God calls you to do something, He’s sure to work it out on your behalf (I Thessalonians 5:24). Child of God, the impossible is possible for you. God wants to birth the impossible through you. It will happen “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).
Stay tuned for our next post as we continue our discussion on being pregnant with purpose.
Until next time…Be blessed!
Rev. Cynthia Jackson